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    I am a notary with my state. I had to have it for my job and my boss paid for everything. Does anyone know how I can earn some extra money being a notary?

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    When I was a notary I did real estate closings as a signing agent.

    http://www.notarytrainer.com/whatisasigningagent.html

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    Hmmm. I am from VA originally and to the best of my knowledge a notary cannot charge for their services. You might want to check into that - as it could be a state law. Though I think I see the point of not being able to charge - someone could put you in a bad spot by offering $xxxx for notarizing their "documents". I would look that up on the internet or call the county. Good luck!
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    Okay, I did a quick search and I found that in some states you can charge a "fee" but it's about $2 and up to $6 in TX. Your state could be different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmilyD View Post
    When I was a notary I did real estate closings as a signing agent.

    http://www.notarytrainer.com/whatisasigningagent.html
    That is a good idea! I might even look into that - something a SAHM could maybe do.
    Dianne

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    I am a notary in TX my job also required that I be one. If I notarize non-business items for coworkers etc I do charge the state regulated fee. Not much - 2-10 depending on type of endorsement/document. Guess I could advertise that I am a notary and charge people for the service, hadn't really thought about it as a money making item.

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    I know here in PA to notorize a domcument they charge $5 first page and like $3 each additional page that needs to be notarized. I am sure you could advertise your services and run it out of your home and even see about doing something with the local DMV in your state (tags, title, etc.)

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    Here in NH you can't charge more than $25, I think. I used to be one for work, too. The downside is (here anyway), you can go into your bank and get anything notarized for free as well as the town hall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cricket1 View Post
    Here in NH you can't charge more than $25, I think. I used to be one for work, too. The downside is (here anyway), you can go into your bank and get anything notarized for free as well as the town hall.
    I think maybe that's where I was thinking that you couldn't charge anything.

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    Every state has different laws regarding notaries. In some states, a notary can marry people, but most can't.

    As a signing agent, you would "contract" out to different companies, they pay a "fee" to you, they send the papers to you, you take the papers to the client, they sign them (you don't answer any questions .. you just witness their signature), then you send the papers back (usually overnight, they send you the UPS pre-paid postage. Then you bill the companies monthly and they send you a check.

    I loved the work ... I traveled some, I really enjoyed making a nice fee for a couple of hours of "work".

    If you belong to the National Notary Association, they have info on signing agents as well. Be sure and keep your notary insurance up if you do.

    A nice thing to have if you decide to do this, is a fax machine and a laser printer. Then, they can email you the paper work and you can print it out yourself. It must be a LASER printer, as they will stay true print forever, instead of fading like the others.

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    Wow! Good information, Emily. Thanks all!

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    i'm a notary in west virginia.... i don't think you can charge more than $5 here either

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